How does the sensor calculate the calories burned?
The workload, or calories burned, represents the energy spent by the horse during the week. It's the energetic cost of its exercise. The more you work, or the more the work is hard on your horse, the greater the workload will be.
How is the data calculated?
To calculate this value we take into account 3 different measurements:
- Heart rate
That's why it is very important that you add the weight information about your horse to your horse's profile on the app.
Why should I set a goal?
With the workload, you can set a goal of calories to burn during the week.
- Easy work or getting back into work: < 5,000
- Regular training: 10,000
- Physical preparation: 15,000
- Intensive training: 17,000+
- Compare the training weeks and anticipate events (shows, ...)
- Control the weekly workload without under-training or overworking your horse.
- Adjust the diet plan
Don't hesitate to personalize your goal according to your horse's age, your discipline, your training level...
How should I divide the workload during the week?
Depending on how much you work and your goals, the workload indicator will help you plan your week, or even your entire season! If you're interested, you can read our blog article "HOW TO PLAN YOUR HORSE'S TRAINING FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON" which goes in details about a method you could use. There is no ideal workload. It is important to adapt the training to the horse's physical abilities and then gradually increase it!! A sudden increase would be harmful. As for the distribution of workload through out the week, a daily training session is highly recommended while days of complete box rest are highly inadvisable. Adapt the workload so you can avoid days of box rest followed by big training sessions.